The Buford High School Riflery team competed at their latest match against Collins Hill at Buford Middle School on January 26th. The Wolves outshot the Eagles by more than twenty points, led by Taylor King, Jacob Ethridge, Morgan Adams, Kara Kimmons, and Lindsey Adams, who’s 290 score qualified her for state competition in April at Fort Benning.
“Shooting a 290 takes so much pressure off you and allows you to relax for the remaining matches,” said Adams, “I expected to shoot a 290 because I made it last year, but I didn’t know when it would happen.” Adams is the team’s most consistent top shooter, maintaining scores in high 280s. Last year, she advanced to the state finals at Fort Benning, but she hopes to top her previous score. “Going to state is a reward for working so hard to get there,” she said, “It is very intimidating being around great shooters, but the experience is so exciting! Even if you don’t do well at state, you leave with experience, knowing what it will be like next time.”
When asked about her spot-on technique, Adams stated that keeping calm is the key. “You can’t think about your last shot or the score that you need because if you mess up, your heart rate speeds up, which makes it hard for you to concentrate.” The Wolves have a bye week this week, but will compete February 9th at Centennial High School.